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MMQB and Open Thread: O'Bannon and the NCAA


Not a traditional MMQB in the truest sense of the word...

Wishing you a happy and peaceful Memorial Day


On behalf of all of our staff members, we'd like to wish the entire Black Shoe Diaries community a happy and peaceful Memorial Day. Enjoy the day, and please take a moment to reflect on all of the...

NFL Draft 2014: 4th Through 7th Rounds Open Thread


In case you missed it, last night the big news for us was that Allen Robinson was drafted late in the second round by the Jacksonville Jaguars--where he'll join Paul Posluszny, Matt Stankiewich,...

NFL Draft 2014: 2nd & 3rd Rounds Open Thread


OK, ARob didn't go last night--here's hoping it's tonight. Also a possibility? Daquan Jones.

NFL Draft 2014: First Round Open Thread


If the stars align, ARob could be drafted tonight. Watch with BSD, won't you?

Blue/White Game Open Thread


Spring football, y'all!

March Madness Open Thread- Rounds One and Two


Love the games, hate your brackets.

B1G Wrestling Championships Session 2 Open Thread


B1G Wrestling Championships Session 2 Open Thread

B1G Wrestling Championships Session 1 open thread


The Penn State wrestling team's drive for a 4th straight Big Ten title starts now.

Wrestling: #1 PSU at #2 Minnesota Open Thread


The top two teams in the nation clash, live on BTN at 2pm. We'll be here talking about it.

Super Bowl Open Thread


Penn Staters Michael Robinson and Jordan Hill look to help the Seattle Seahawks win their first Super Bowl as they face the Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos.

Penn State Wrestling at #11 Michigan: Open Thread


The BTN will be broadcasting this one live, and we'll be here to talk about it.

Tuesday Coaching Search Update and Open Thread


Another day with no permanent coach at Penn State.

National Championship Open Thread


And at last we have arrived at the closing act of the 2013/2014 NCAA Football season, and the last dance for the forever adored BCS. While most would agree that these are the consensus two best...

Orange Bowl Open Thread


It's not the national title, but it should be one of the most entertaining games of the season. Expect plenty of points tonight, as both teams have explosive offenses and defenses that can be...

New Year's Day Evening Bowls Open Thread


Happy New Year's!!

New Year's Day Afternoon Bowls Open Thread


Welcome in 2014 with a little Big Ten football.

YAY HOOPS: Penn State vs. Michigan State Thread


#B1G play kicks off with a bang, as the Nittany Lions host one of the best teams in America.

New Years Eve Epic Meltdown Thread


We don't know what we don't know, but here it all is.

Evening Bowl Games Open Thread


Have something on your mind regarding the Russell Athletic and/or Buffalo Wild Wings Bowls that you'd like to share? You've come to the right place!

Early Afternoon Bowl Games Open Thread


Chime in on all the Pinstripe and Belk Bowl action with your fellow BSDers.


Friday Night Texas Bowl Open Thread

Hey's been a long short week at work. And here we have the first bowl game in which I have an actual team I want to see win, instead of one I'm wanting to see lose (thanks Maryland for...

NCAA Final: Women's Volleyball Open Thread


At 9:30 pm on ESPN2, competing with the Penn State-Iowa dual for your undivided attention, our Penn State Nittany Lions take on fellow B1G foe Wisconsin for the 2013 women's volleyball national...

Women's Volleyball Final Four Open Thread


The Nittany Lions take on the home team, the University of Washington Huskies, tonight at 9:30 pm. They key for PSU will be sticking to their own offense (a problem in the Elite 8 versus Stanford)...

Penn State vs Pitt: Wrestling Dual Open Thread


If you're stuck at home like me, here's where we can all follow along!

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